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"Kathleen G. Auerbach" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 23 Feb 1995 01:09:23 -0600
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>Re: Prolac, Inc mailing on their "blis--the
>Breast Leakage Inhibitor System"

All your points are well taken. They must have neglected to count me (or
some of my colleagues) who questioned numerous things about that "blis."
For one thing, you will note the thing now has holes.  I was one of many
who told them they would NEVER recommend its use in a climate that
contributes to thrush--anyplace where it is warm and sticky in the summer
(or any other time during the year) because keeping the breasts wet was a
guarantee for this problem.  Now they have holes.

But another problem yet to be addressed (I believe they ignore this
completely) is the possible effect of wearing something like this on the
breast which is made from polyvinylchloride substance.  I for one would NOT
want to snuggle up to something with PVCs in it and then stick my breast in
my baby's mouth.  Is anyone else bothered by this?

I agree that the women likely to find this useful are those who know
minimally about how to breastfeed and remain comfortably soft.

I have sent a copy of their promotional letter to the legal counsel for
ILCA, beacause I believe it *implies* endorsement by mentioning its
participation at the ILCA Conference. They did NOT participate. They only
were vendors!  There is a big difference. I have not heard whether this
alert to legal counsel will generate an official letter from ILCA or not.

None of the people I know have recommended the product. I have had no
mothers ask about using it either.

Anyone else have experience with the product?   KG Auerbach

         %%  Kathleen G. Auerbach, PhD, IBCLC    %%
         %%        Lactation Services            %%
         %%        Homewood, Illinois            %%